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25th Anniversary Photo Contest and Exhibit

As part of our 25th anniversary, we hosted a photo contest inviting the public to show how they connect to nature in Southern California.

Sea star on rock with purple coral.

LAST CHANCE. Don't forget to see the exhibit before it closes March 31!

The winning photos, along with the winners of a staff contest, are displayed in a photo exhibit called Connecting to Nature on the second floor of the Aquarium near the entrance of the Tropical Pacific Gallery.

Contest Winners

A Hike in Griffith Park

Aerial view of trail and city in the background Credit: Kat Acosta

Spider looking at the camera

Eye Contact Credit: Robert Gonzales

Duck and ducklings by side of pond

A Devoted Mother: Twenty Ducklings and their Protector Credit: Andrew Hilleary

Squirrel eating flowers

Time to Munch Credit: Josh Jewell

Child holding kelp and looking at camera

Carpinteria State Beach Credit: Christine McElhinney

Sunset on beach with figure in distance

Sunset in Seal Beach Credit: Payton Miller

Large bird in flight

Liberation Credit: Vincent Nguyen

poppy field on side of mountain with lake in background

Wildflower Trail Credit: Jeff Nigro

Large fish and diver

Always be Ready Credit: Casey Yoern

Black and white of pelican side view

Catch of the Day Credit: Ashlee Eakin

Orca popping up out of the water with mouth open

Lucky to Witness Credit: Megan Hillyer